Sunday, October 22, 2006

Sunday update

The Watermelon quilt top is finished !!
I finished the top on Thursday 19. October and I really am looking forward to start the big stitch quilting. Hopefully DH can help me sandwich the quilt this evening, after our grand-cat has left the building.
She is ever so helpful in the quilting department. She is calm when I am working at my sewing table, but it is no use putting out blocks, quilts or anything on the floor or on the dining room table.

I am so happy Judy L. pointed me in the direction of the daily hour with sharing her lovely patterns - Thank You Judy !
The Watermelon quilt got 1 daily hour from 1. October - 19. October. It took 21 hours to finish - the extra hours put in the last day. It has been an albatross around my neck through the summer. You know - one of those *I should have done* projects.

We celebrated our 21 wedding anniversary on Thursday too, and as you see Lille Rusk has proof tasted the roses. They are approved ;-)

I am continuing with the daily hour and last evening I finished this motif for a new tote.
The pattern is from Bareroots, but I am not making the purse in the pattern - I am making a twist, as usual some might say ;-)
Now to draw vines on fabric to make the border.

I have been surfing the blogring but I have not left many comments lately.
I am still doing medical tests, but there is not set a plan for medical treatment yet, even if the method is more or less concluded. The last test, over 3 weeks, finished last week, took a very high toll and my middle name is Very Tired.
My daily hour at the sewing table, the blog reading and my friends using the internet have been my lifeline and joy through many of these days.
My sewing table nearly has teethmarks along the edge, but I made it through !!
I see that I have more bumpy road ahead, miles by the looks of it, so these last days I have gone through my priorities and closed some doors so I can enjoy what I can do right now better.
Blogging and sewing has top priority :-)

I tried to add a rose at the bottom of this post, but Blogger would not let me add more pictures.
Consider yourself given a rose my friends :-)


Tazzie said...

Happy Anniversary Hanne!! 21 wonderful years, and wishing you many more. I love the watermelon top, it's just lovely. You sure do wonderful work!

Inga Helene said...

Congrats with both a finished, gorgeous top and the 21st wedding anniversary. And good luck with all the struggles you have to go through healthwise. I'll cross my fingers for you :-)


Cathi said...

The quilt looks great!

Congratulations on your 21st Anniversary, gorgeous roses!

I am sorry to hear about the health problems and I hope that they figure out what is going on soon and you can be well again!

Thanks for all the encouragment you always give me over at my blog!

May Britt said...

Your watermelontop is beautiful. You are as usual doing a great work on your quilts. I hope your medical treatment will do good for you. I know you are having a difficult time, but you always has a smile for us others. A big hug from me. And a rose for you!!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Your blogger friends are here for you 24/7! We love to listen and learn from your experience. Now if husbands and kids were only so inclined.

Congrats on your anniversary, how did you celebrate?

Great quilt top, I've been watching it's progress, it's just lovely.

Dianne said...

Hanne, the Watermelon Quilt is lovely...thank you for sharing it with us. And Happy Anniversary to you and DH.

Sorry to hear of your medical problems. I'll be holding good thoughts for you.

BTW, I love the quilt that kitty is sitting on next to the roses. What a lovely pattern!

computerpeach said...

great job on getting the watermelon top done!!

happy anniversary- the roses are lovely!

martha in ny said...

the watermelon quilt is lovely. 21 hours well spent! And the quilt shop is adorable. I especially like the signs and the one that says"Friends". Best of luck and roses back to you:)

Marcie said...

Hanne, I am sorry to hear you are having medical problems. I don't know if I missed that in an earlier blog, or what. But you know I wish you well. Congratulations on your anniversary! Your watermelon quilt is a winner! You are a talented girl! Very eye catching. Take care.

Pam's Creative Mind said...

Hugs Hanne...HUGS and more hugs. Prays and blessings sent your way.

anne bebbington said...

Hanne - your watermelon top looks wonderful - well done you for applying yourself to get it finished

mreteveian said...

Gerat work has been done here , - in more than one way: the quilt top, the long years of marriage (the best to your hubby :-) and the bumpy roads from before and now still ahead.
Take care, my friend, - been thinking of you!

Nadine said...

CONGRATULATIONS ! You did it so well ! You gave me two lessons with this quilt : one for your originality, color choice, good work, and one for your perseverance. Thanks, Hanne.
I didn't know you are experiencing some health problems. I wish you the best and hope you will soon be on the way to recovery.
Happy wedding anniversary, too, Hanne , to you and your DH (what a partner to help you basting your quilt !)

Biiiiiig hug and smiles,

dot said...

Hanne- Congrats on the wedding anniversary. The watermelon top is wonderful. You are such an inspiration to me. I will keep you in my prayers.

samantha said...

Happy anniversary! What a beautiful quilt top :-)

DubiQuilts said...

Your watermelon quilt is great! Happy anniversary!

Susan said...

Happy anniversary! From my end, it seems like that Watermelon quilt took no time at all. It's lovely!

Simonetta said...

Hi Hanne,happy Anniversary!!!Your watermelon top is wonderful,really :)))

Nancy said...

Happy Anniversary! And congratulations on sticking to your hour a day and finishing that beautiful top.

My kitties are most "helpful" in the quilting department too. Which is why I try lay blocks out or take photos when they are outside! Unfortunatley with 5 that come in and out there is usually at least 1 in the house at all times so I rarely get any cat-free sewing time. :-) But I'd rather have the slight aggravation that not have my babies so I'll not complain too much.

I somehow missed that you were having medical problems. I hope the doctors find out what's wrong and come up with a good plan of treatment. In the meantime do what you feel like and the rest can wait.

((((HUGS))) to you and thank you for the virtual rose. :-)

Mrs. Moody said...

Such a great job on the watermelon quilt!

ForestJane said...

Happy anniversary, Hanne!

And the watermelon quilt looks great! Hope your health problems all work out in the end. :)

Bonnie said...

Hanne, your watermelon quilt is so wonderful. And I love your little embroidered Quilt Shop piece.

So sorry to hear you are having health problems. I hope that knowing you have friends all over the world that care will help in your healing.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

I'm so sorry to read that you've been having health problems. Consider yourself hugged by yet another blogger friend.

Happy 21st Anniversary to you and your DH!

Your Watermelon Quilt is adorable. I know you feel good that it's done!

Nina In Norway said...

I am sorry to hear about your health problems, but I hope your medical treatment will do you good.

Your watermelon quilt is great! You did a wonderfull job. And I love your little stitchery. Now I'm of shopping at the bareroots LOL.

ruth said...

The watermelon quilt looks great!

Hope that they get to the bottom of your health problems soon. In the meantime, I'll be thinking of you.

Brigitte said...

dear Hanne,
Congratulation to your anniversary! AND to the finished Watermelon top, it turned out fantastic! Of course I love your stitchery - have to start next week, after my duties. Sending some good thoughts out to Lorenskog - you are so inspirating to me: THANKS

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the finished top!
Happy Anniversary!
Lovely kitty & flowers photo.

Gail said...

Take care of your health; use your sewing/quilting time as part of your therapy!

Lisa D. said...

The watermelon quilt turned out gorgeous! I love the cornerstones!

Patti said...

The quilt is beautiful Hanne - you did so well to finish it. I'm so sad to hear about your health problems. Simplifying your life is a very good thing! Sending lots of positive healing thoughts your way. Use your quilting to stay sane.

What beautiful roses from your DH!

Sweet P said...

Congratulations on 21 years! Good job on sticking to an hour-an-day quilt time. Judy certainly has started something with that thought and process. Your watermelon quilt is adorable. I hope your health problems will get taken care of soon.

((((((HUGS)))))) and thanks for the virtual rose.

Mary said...

The watermelon quilt looks wonderful. I can't wait to see the big stitch quilting you're going to do.

Happy Anniversary!

Cynthia said...

sorry to hear you're having health problems.

Your watermelon quilt is just beautiful Hanne. I also like your stitchery.

Happy Anniversary to you and your DH.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastically beautiful quilt! It has been fun watching it be made.

Suze said...

Yes, another great quilt from your workshop...... You do keep them coming along.

21 years....... hmmmmmm..... You seemed to have selected a good husband...

I am pleased that the door between our friendship stayed open.

Anonymous said...

Hanne, Happy Happy Anniversary. I just love your watermelon quilt. The colors you choose for the sashing just make it an outstanding quilt!

Judy L.

Hedgehog said...

Happy Anniversary! The watermelon quilt looks beautiful.